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    Default Fabric Ink that washes out... on purpose?

    Someone contacted me that makes patterns for doing embroidery, and is wondering if I can print her patterns on the fabric with ink that will wash out when they put in the washer after doing the embroidery. She says she knows the ink exists so I'm wondering if anyone knows anything about this stuff and where I can get it? Thanks

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    If she knows the ink exists, maybe she should tell you the name?

    People think they know stuff exists, but they have no clue on the screen print process. She may have seen distressed type or thermal inkjet printed tees.

    Why not just distress it and print with based out ink?

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    She says she can't remember the name of the ink (go figure). It's ink that completely washes out when you wash it. It's basicallly so whomever is doing the embroidery can follow the pattern printed on it and then wash it out when they're done so you can't see that they just basically traced the image or whatever.

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    Sounds pointless to me (I mean embroidery can be digitized to remmeber the pattern, why screen it when you can scan<trace<digitize?), but I did know a guy who printed with a green dish soap with a high mesh. Once washed, the soap washed out. he did it for an event that wanted the sponsors to wash out after the event.

    Good luck.

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    It's for people doing hand embroidery I'm pretty sure, more like cross-stitch maybe? I don't know she said embroidery though. Thanks

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    Oh, hand embroidered. Maybe straight base with high mesh? It won't wash out, but it won't show up after embroidered over.

    Sorry I'm no help. Maybe call Naz-Dar?

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    I'd call a craft giant like Michael's or a place like that. Those people seriously know everything.

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    I am pretty sure speedball makes a waterbased textile ink, but i have nothing to back that up at the moment...

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    Oh yeah duh, I'll call Michael's & Hobby Lobby. I just figured I ask all you super smart people about it first. Thanks guys/gals

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    Print with ketchup.

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